Puffing on a pipe and clad in a distinctive peaked cloth cap, this Victorian sailor may look somewhat familiar to fans of crime fiction. And considering who one of his travelling companions was, we can reasonably use our powers of deduction to suggest that this pipe smoker may have provided a spark of inspiration for one of the world's most famous detectives. For while the man on the far right of this photo is one Dr William Henry Neale, the man on the far left is none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Daily Mail Source.
Published: 8th October 2017